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Just a Thought ~ by Lisa Talton

Impartation of a Father!!! Last weekend I had the privilege of sitting on my back porch enjoying a beautiful afternoon with one of the greatest father’s I know-my father-in-law Cliff…

As Time Goes By ~ Yesteryears

90 Years Ago June 23, 1923 Three farmers get medals: J.A. Rouse, Paris, T.E. Bierly, Shelbina, and A.J. Carter, Paris, all of whom are Monroe County farmers, were awarded medals…

Just Ask Dave – by Publisher David Eales

Just Ask Dave – by Publisher David Eales

County of Distinction… The headline on the front page says it all. Each school in our county was named by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a 2013…

My Turn – by former owner and publisher Richard Fredrick

No Budget Conference? How many times have we heard some Republican Senator or another blast the Senate Democratic leadership for not passing a budget? Their criticism has always had a…

JUST A THOUGHT – by Lisa Talton

It Still Takes a Village… I received an email from a reader last week that I want to share part of with you. “One thing that I have noticed is…

As Time Goes By ~ Yesteryears

90 Years Ago  May 4, 1923 Sold 80 Acres For $80,000: W.O.L. Jewett, formerly of Shelbina, sold his 80-acres near Los Angeles for $1,000 an acre. A big strike of…

Just Ask Dave- by Publisher David Eales

Thanks… Memorial Day is a somber reminder of what we to owe those who gave the greatest sacrifice for us – their lives in defense of our freedom. When I…

My Turn – by former Owner and Publisher Richard Fredrick

The Graduates (continued) This past Thursday in this space I sought to defend our younger generation in general and our recently high school graduates in particular from criticism that they…

JUST A THOUGHT – by Lisa Talton

This past weekend we were in Quincy for the Gus Macker 3 on 3 Tournament. All four of my children played in it and were very excited to be a…

As Time Goes By – yesteryears

90 Years Ago June 1, 1923 Paris High School Vocational Agriculture Class Ties For First Honors In the State: The Vocational Agriculture Class of the Paris High School, taught by…